THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - Southwest Georgia Technical College is eager to expand its Healthcare Careers Work! Program after learning they'll be receiving $2,322,718 in the next few years.
The school is among almost 300 others that were given grants to support programs that involve building partnerships between students and local businesses.
Hospitals that work with the students in Thomasville, Cairo, and Tallahassee are looking forward to seeing how these grants prepare their future employees.
SWGTC President Dr. Craig Wentworth said, “They hire a lot of our graduates. So obviously they're excited because they know we'll be able to expand this training and provide even more skilled employees than we've been able to in the past. So I think it's pretty exciting for them as well.”
The money from this grant will go toward improving the program, which includes purchasing new equipment as well as training instructors.